RPGamer is reporting that Square Enix’s answer to Pokemon will be getting a sequel on the DS. The Japanese version of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 has been announced for release on April 28th. There is no formal announcement of a North American release.
The Dragon Quest Monsters series has a similar motif to Pokemon in that you play a protagonist who tames creatures to use in battle against other sets of creatures. In the earlier editions of the Dragon Quest Monsters series, rather than all battles being one-on-one like Pokemon, you can field a team of up to three monsters in a turn-based battle system. RPGamer is reporting that this release will instead feature real time battles, and will take advantage of the DS’s multiplayer capabilities via wi-fi and local connection.
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